With a title like that and names such as Lamb, Levin, and Russo — what more could you need?
From August 27 through September 9, Tree’s Place Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts, will host a gorgeous exhibition of still life paintings from some of the genre’s most celebrated artists, featuring new works from Sarah Lamb, Dana Levin, Carlo Russo, and Steven J. Levin. Any connoisseur who appreciates the skillful rendering of texture, light, detail, and shadow should consider this group show a must-see.

Steven Levin, “Books and Butterflies,” oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in. (c) Tree’s Place Gallery 2016

Dana Levin, “Orchids and Apples,” oil on linen, 18 x 24 in. (c) Tree’s Place Gallery 2016

Carlo Russo, “The Visitor (Hollyhock and Delphinium),” oil on linen, 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.
(c) Tree’s Place Gallery 2016

In the hands of the right painter, the genre of still life can be utterly magical. Although it has been traditionally considered to be a “lesser” genre, these contemporary painters continue to explore the range, power, and depth of still life. The still life genre has undergone many changes — through celebration, ridicule, and experimentation — throughout art history, and this vacillating dynamic continues today through exhibitions such as “Still Life that Moves You.”
“Still Life that Moves You” opens on August 27 with a reception from 5-7 P.M. To learn more, visit Tree’s Place Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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